What started out as a simple idea in 1879 has turned into one of the most recognised brands and iconic products in the world. The idea to craft an extra-clear, premium vodka grew to become what we now know as Absolut vodka; to this date we strive to celebrate creative expressions in art, design, music and cocktails.

Bacardi Ltd is the largest privately held spirits company. Family owned for 160 years. With a portfolio of more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ rum, GREY GOOSE vodka, DEWAR’S Blended Scotch whisky, PATRÓN tequila, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin and MARTINI brands. Celebrating moments that matter, one drink at a time.


Barnomadics is a creative events agency working with the biggest brands in the drinks industry. Delivering inspiring bars, expertly crafted drinks, professional event staff and engaging brand experiences; Barnomadics is the essential partner when activating at events across the country.

Bibendum is one of the UK’s most successful drinks businesses. As a premium wine and spirits partner, we are a nationwide specialist for the on-trade. In addition to wine, we also sell an extensive range of premium spirits, craft beers and ciders, and a growing range of sakes.

Bibendum is proud to sponsor the Restaurant of the Year category at this year’s SLTN Awards and we look forward to participating in this fantastic event.

For 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Chambord, BenRiach, GlenDronach, Slane and Fords Gin.

Launched in 1909, Chivas Regal is the world’s first luxury whisky and is considered to be a timeless classic, renowned for style, substance and exclusivity.

A truly global brand, Chivas Regal today sells in more than 150 countries across the globe. Brotherhood, generosity, entrepreneurship and integrity are at the heart of Chivas Regal.

Scotland is one of Diageo’s largest spirit supply centres responsible for producing more than 50 million cases of leading Scotch whisky and white spirits brands annually.

Around 85% of Diageo’s production in Scotland is exported overseas, with whisky, vodka, gin, rum, and other spirit-based drinks exported to over 180 countries. Diageo employs around 3,500 people at 54 sites across Scotland.

As a trusted partner to the trade, Distell International crafts distinctive alcoholic beverage brands, enhances memorable moments and inspires responsible enjoyment. With some distilleries and wineries first opening their doors as early as the 18th century, they offer a diverse portfolio of brands with rich provenance and authenticity, crafted by extraordinary people across the world. From South Africa to Scotland, Distell International is truly a global organisation. With a knowledgeable and passionate sales force based throughout the UK, Distell International is delighted to support the Gastropub of the Year category at the 2022 SLTN Awards.

Edrington UK is the sales, marketing, and distribution business of internationally renowned spirits company, Edrington. We are also a valued distribution partner of Beam Suntory and we represent many of its brands in the UK marketplace. Headquartered in Glasgow with an office in Soho, London and presence in all key cities across the UK, we work closely with our customers to drive consumer demand for our premium portfolio and we’re delighted to acknowledge others whose inspirational blend of innovation and passion have made a special contribution to the Scottish licensed trade.

The Glenfiddich Grand Series celebrates the unexpected marriage of two traditional worlds to take luxury to a new level. With a time-honoured vision, desire and determination to do things differently, Grand is a beautifully disruptive series of single malts that promises pleasure, celebrates milestones and oozes opulence; the crescendo to every occasion.

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The Swedish town of Kopparberg has been home to Kopparberg Bryggeri (brewery) since 1882. More than 130 years later, the brewery maintains its independent production of the best-selling and tasting fruit cider that’s loved across the globe.

Kopparberg now boasts a portfolio of fully vegan-friendly fruit refreshment products both within and outside of the fruit cider category, including the recently launched Kopparberg Premium Gin and Kopparberg Rum, a range of premium gins and rums with the distinctive flavours that made Kopparberg famous.

Magners Irish Cider is pleased to announce its support of this year’s Best Outdoor Area award. Magners was born in Clonmel in Ireland in 1935 and is now Scotland’s favourite bottled apple cider. With 17 varieties of sweet, sharp and bitter apples in every pint, using fresh juice for a more natural taste, it’s as refreshing today as it was when William Magner first conceived it over 80 years ago. As a truly authentic Irish cider, Magners is the perfect partner to celebrate the unique and exciting spaces that the Best Outdoor Area category has to offer.

Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that extends beyond beer. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK & Ireland includes Pravha, Staropramen, Madrí Excepcional, Blue Moon, Three Fold, Chieftain IPA and Rekorderlig & Aspall Cyder alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling - the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale - Doom Bar.

PayFacto is a leading payment and hospitality technology solutions provider who provides integrated payment processing technologies and flexible point of sale solutions to merchants of all shapes and sizes enabling them to take control of their electronic transactions and manage their restaurant, bar or hotel more efficiently.

Schweppes invented the fizz back in 1783 when Swiss watchmaker and ‘creator of bubbles’ Jacob Schweppe pioneered carbonated drinks by creating a process to capture bubbles in liquid. Since then Schweppes has been part of British drinking culture, enjoyed by generations at home and in bars thanks to its renowned bubbliness. In 2018 the Schweppes bottle got a makeover and this year we’ll be supporting the brand with a multi-million pound investment to celebrate our long heritage and fabulous fizz.

Sky Business is the business-to-business division of Sky, providing a wide variety of commercial premises across the UK and ROI, by connecting and entertaining millions of people every day – from unmissable live sport, unrivalled entertainment and breaking news, to the best drama and comedy, documentaries and films.

Helping to connect your local community, Sky Sports brings your business a range of sport like no other. From fan favourites including the Premier League, EFL, Scottish Premiership, WSL and the return of the Formula 1® season to unmissable events including all golf’s men’s and women’s Majors exclusively live, the UEFA Nations League and so much more. Plus, Sky Business is the exclusive retailer of Amazon’s Autumn Nations Series for commercial premises.

Intensely rich yet subtly sweet, Smokehead embodies a wild spirit and appeals to those with an appreciation for heavy, earthy peat. With immense smoke and notes of sea salt and spice, this is a vigorous whisky that stands out from the crowd. Bold, untamed, unruly, welcome to Smokehead. Smokehead is part of Ian Macleod Distillers.

Brewed with passion at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow, using the finest of Scottish ingredients since 1885, Tennent’s Lager is Scotland’s favourite pint. It has achieved this status through innovative marketing, a dedication to quality and an unmatched commitment to the Scottish licensed trade. Tennent’s Lager recognises that its success is due in no small part to the support of the individuals and businesses operating within the trade. Our customers are fundamental to the delivery of a perfect quality pint. This is why we are delighted to sponsor this award that recognises and rewards bars and staff for the ongoing commitment to the delivery of a perfectly poured pint, every time.

Founded in 1896, on the banks of the River Thames, The London Essence Company used the expertise gained whilst working for perfume houses, to produce high quality essences and flavours for leading food and drink companies of the era. Its secret was using the science of distillation and the art of layering flavours to create natural essences with unmatched depth of flavour and complexity.   

Re-discovered in 2016 and inspired by the craft of the original firm, The London Essence Company today uses these techniques to create an extensive range of tonics, gingers and sodas for a lighter and more tasteful experience.

Tia Maria dates back to the mid-17th century, when a beautiful young Spanish aristocrat fled the turmoil colonial war brought to the island of Jamaica. Her maid saved one family treasure, a small jewellery box with black pearl earrings and an ancient manuscript with the recipe for a mysterious liqueur. The recipe was named after the courageous woman. Tia Maria was born.

The recipe lay dormant for many years before being rediscovered in the 1940s by Dr. Kenneth Leigh Evans, who began to produce and market it. From this day forward Tia Maria has been a favourite for coffee liqueur lovers the world over and it was even used in the very first Espresso Martini recipe over forty years ago.

Vimto Out of Home is a leading soft drinks provider that offers a unique and refreshing range of post mix, slush and coffee products from top quality brands. With a strong presence in Scotland, Vimto Out of Home is passionate about delivering outstanding customer service and unrivalled trade support. It is the UK’s leading frozen drinks supplier, with consumer favourites SLUSH PUPPiE and Starslush among its portfolio. In post mix, Vimto Out of Home has a broad offering of big brands including Irn Bru, Vimto, Sunkist and Ocean Spray Cranberry; it is also the only company that can offer both Coca-Cola and Pepsi on draught.

In pursuit of new flavour combinations, we have crafted the perfect single malt whisky made for mixing. We worked with top bartenders to craft a sweeter and richer Glenmorangie, perfect for enjoying in all manner of drinks. To achieve the wondrous cascade of taste, we draw on our epic array of casks. And so our freewheeling single malt comes to life, with swirling aromas of pear and vanilla setting the stage for rich orange sherbet and fudge.

SLTN Awards 2021 competition